The European Union: A Very Short Introduction

The European Union: A Very Short Introduction

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John Pinder writes with expert knowledge of the European Union but in plain, readable English. He shows how and why the Union has developed from 1950 up to now. He explains the interplay between governments and federal elements in the institutions; consensus over the single market and the environment; conflicts over agriculture, social policies, the euro, frontier controls. He shows how the Union relates to its European neighbours, the United States, and the rest of the world. And he outlines the choices that lie ahead. He is clear about his federalist orientation, presents the arguments fairly, and is scrupulous about the facts. This is quite simply the best short book on the more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 112 x 172 x 16mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous halftones, line figures and maps
  • 0192853759
  • 9780192853752
  • 818,577

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; List of boxes; List of charts; List of illustrations; List of maps; 1. What the EU is for; 2. How the EU was made; 3. How the EU is governed; 4. Single market, single currency; 5. Agriculture, regions, budget; 6. Social policy, environmental policy; 7. 'An area of freedom, security, and justice'; 8. A great civilian power ... or more, or less?; 9. The EU and Europe; 10. The EU and the world; 11. So far so good ... but what next?; Further reading; Chronology; Glossary; Memberships of European Organizations; Indexshow more

About John Pinder

John Pinder is Professor at the College of Europe and Chairman of the Federal Trust, more

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